RAILROAD STAFF

PAID STAFF

KEVIN MARTIN

General Manager

Kevin has spent more than 15 years working with volunteers in the non-profit sector. He came to the railroad in 2019 as our Volunteer Operations Coordinator, and was promoted in 2021 to General Manager. In this role, Kevin is responsible for the business and budgetary activities of the railroad. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Jefferson University and a master’s degree in human resource management from Goldey-Beacom College.

JOSH SCOTT

Master Mechanic

Bio coming soon.

JENNIFER VALENCIA

Volunteer Program Coordinator

Jen was born and raised in Elsmere, DE, and one of her first memories was riding the Santa Claus Express with her grandparents. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2019 and previously worked in the non-profit field developing volunteer programs to assist low-income families access healthy foods in the city of Wilmington. Jen grew up fishing on the Red Clay and Brandywine creeks and loved exploring the beauty of the Red Clay Valley. In her free time she enjoys acrylic painting, both abstract and realistic pieces.

CAROLE R. WELLS

Accounting Manager (Part-Time)

Carole joined the Wilmington & Western in 1995 as the Executive Assistant. For nearly two decades, she assisted the Executive Director and the Board of Directors with sales, marketing, fund development and recruiting, while also helping with event planning and ticket sales. In 2021, Carole transitioned into the part-time role of Accounting Manager. She spends her free time with her family and still finds time to volunteer on the railroad. Carole holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Glassboro State College.

ANDREW SCHIEBEL

Roadmaster & General Services

Andrew has worked for the Wilmington & Western as the Roadmaster & General Services since 2013. From electrical services to metal fabrication, he has worked in all facets of railroad maintenance. He began his career in maintenance by working in the electrical trade for over 10 years before moving to the tri-state area. Additionally, he has obtained education in the mechanical field through automotive courses. In his free time, Andrew enjoys working with and restoring vintage equipment.

MARY SANGER

Station Agent (Part-Time)

Mary lives along the line and has been a constant presence at the railroad as a volunteer, staff member and passenger. She began as a volunteer in 2010 and became a Station Agent in 2012, working both at Greenbank Station and the Business Office when needed. As a Station Agent she helps make sure the passengers have a great experience and helps manage the ticketing and inventory systems. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in history & political science, with a minor in biology from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Science in administration of justice from Wilmington University.

VOLUNTEER MANAGERS

STEVE JENSEN JR.   Road Foreman of Engines
ANTHONY BOVINO   Assistant Road Foreman of Engines
STEVE JENSEN SR.   Assistant Road Foreman of Engines
JIM HOGAN   Trainmaster
JEFF MARR   Assistant Trainmaster
GAVIN CRANSTON   Manager of Rules and Operations
ANDY GWIAZDA   Webmaster & Social Media Manager

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